Journey of Darkness Picture

Yeah, I know, lame title. XD I was trying to think of something clever, by my brain failed me this time. Must be all the snow days we've been having.

If you don't already know, there is a Greek myth where Persephone, the daughter of Demeter (goddess of agriculture), was stolen by Hades (god of the dead, king of the underworld). What *I* recently learned is that Hekate (goddess of magic, necromancy, etc.) actually assisted Demeter in her search. I took some artistic licenses but you get the point.

Hekate on the left, Demeter on the right.


"Hekate, with a torch in her hands, met her, and spoke to her and told her news: `Queenly Demeter, bringer of seasons and giver of good gifts, what god of heaven or what mortal man has rapt away Persephone and pierced with sorrow your dear heart? For I heard her voice, yet saw not with my eyes who it was. But I tell you truly and shortly all I know.'

So, then, said Hekate. And the daughter of rich-haired Rheia Demeter answered her not, but sped swiftly with her, holding flaming torches in her hands."

-Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter 19 ff (from
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